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Summer—the season of sun, sand, and, most importantly, weddings—is finally upon us! For most brides, summer signifies not only beautiful wedding locales and weather, but also gorgeous wedding gowns to match the cheery season. And whether you are looking to spend $60 or $6,000, there's a dress out there for you and your warm-weather nuptials.
If you're searching for a look that's both traditional and summer weather appropriate, opt for gowns with light and airy fabrics. Planning a black-tie affair? Elegant slips dresses and lightweight, strapless ball gowns are always a wonderful choice! Whatever your style preference might be, just remember that you shouldn't let the warmer temperatures stop you from wearing the dress of your dreams. After all, there are many designers who create their gowns with the sun and higher temperatures in mind.
So, to help kickstart your search, we’ve narrowed down our top summer wedding dresses for every style, budget, and wedding destination.
Classic High Neckline: Jenny by Jenny Yoo Shipley Gown
If you're looking to channel Meghan Markle's regalness on your wedding day, opt for this halter gown by Jenny Yoo. Reminiscent of the Stella McCartney reception gown the Duchess of Sussex wore, this form-fitting look will certainly turn heads as you walk down the aisle.
What are the best wedding dresses for warm-weather nuptials?
If your wedding is taking place during the summer months, you should consider dresses in breezy fabrics like cotton and linen—as well as lightweight lace. Short wedding dresses are also a stylish and practical choice for the summertime.
I am not a dress person, what are some other options?
Popular alternatives to wedding gowns are typically jumpsuits or pantsuits, which are both chic and statement-making looks. However, it's always important to remember that you should wear what makes you feel most comfortable.
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